Township of Ocean Historical Museum
An Open Door To History
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Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Address: 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Mailing: P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07712-0516


(732) 531-2136
​E-mail us at [email protected]
The Vietnam War - Remembering Our Veterans
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:30 pm.
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​
On Saturday evening, July 26, the Ocean Township Historical Museum is raising the flag to honor veterans of the Vietnam War, both living and deceased --and the families who supported them through their service to the country. The ceremony begins at 6:30 on the grounds of the Eden Woolley House.

The Vietnam War was a prolonged struggle that started in 1960 and was declared over on April 30, 1975. It pitted nationalist forces fighting to unify the country under the communist regime in the North against a South Vietnamese government closely allied with the United States.

Nearly 2.7 million Americans (9.7% of their generation) served in South Vietnam during the war. Of these, more than 58,000 died or remain missing, and 300,000 were wounded. Our flag-raising ceremony includes a special service to honor those Missing in Action (MIA) and those held as Prisoners of War (POW).

Our intent is to recognize the service of Vietnam veterans, many of whom returned to a country itself in conflict about the war. In particular, we are honoring veterans with a special connection to area families. We’ve reached out to local veterans groups. And we invite our members, friends, and neighbors to submit the names of loved ones they would like to honor (see sidebar). Information on those honored will be documented in a “Vietnam Veterans Memory Book” to be kept in the Museum Research Library.

Please join us on July 26 to acknowledge the contributions of the Vietnam War veterans who served their country with honor and distinction.

This is a continuation of  the Museum's program of honoring our military veterans (World War II 2012, Korea War 2013. 

Please send the name, service and rank of any veteran you would like honored to: 
Mail : Township of Ocean Historical Museum PO Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755, 
or e-mail: [email protected]
or call us at (732) 531-2136, 
or, just stop by and fill out a form.